Map of Karnataka
Forts & Monuments
Beaches in Karnataka
Location : 6 Kms From
Famous As : A Picnic Spot
Nearby Attraction : St. Mary's Island
Best Season : October To January
6 kms from Udupi is Malpe, an ideal picnic spot with its virgin
beach. The endless stretch of golden sand, graciously swaying
palm trees, the clear blue sky and the gurgle of the sea all set
the perfect mood for an unforgettable holiday here.
Malpe is famed for its silvery beaches that offer breathtaking
views of the sea. An idyllic resort for boating, fishing and
bathing the town lies around 386 km from Bangalore.
Udupi is at a distance of 60 km from Mangalore.
St. Mary's Island:
It is another delightful get away spot right across Malpe. The
place is only a boat ride away.
drive up north along the coastal road to Maravanthe, 50 kms from
Udupi, is the sandy Maravanthe beach.
The endless stretch of golden sand, swaying palm trees, clear
blue sky and the gush of the sea attracts a large number of
tourists to this spot.
The highway bordered on either side by the Arabian Sea and the
Satuparnika River, with a backdrop of the Kodachadri Hills,
makes the drive an out-of-the-world experience.
At sunset, a crimson sky and golden rays reflected both in the
sea and the river convert Maravanthe into a fairyland of scenic
beauty. A drive further up are the Belekal Theertha falls, near
The Maravanthe Beach is a popular picnic spot and the waters are
safe for swimming with huge but gentle tides beckoning you and
mesmerising you to come and play with them. The pristine beauty
and peaceful surroundings of its virgin beach make it a
favourite picnic spot.
Situated between Honnavar and Bhatkal, 1 km off the National
Highway is the scenic holy place of Murudeshwar.
The place is believed to have been sanctified by a piece of the
Pranalinga of Mahabaleshwara thrown by Ravana and has some
beautiful carvings and statues. Bounded by the shimmering sea
and rolling hills, the place is a favourite picnic spot.
WIth the roaring sea to the west, the towering hills to the east
and the coconut and areca groves nearby, the temple attracts a
lot of devotees and tourists as well.
While touring this land of picture-postcard scenery, be sure to
witness some of the quaint rituals like Bhuta worship, the
Kambala (buffalo race) or Korikatta the cockfight.
Partake of the delicacies of coastal Karnataka, the mouth -
watering sweets, spicy fish curries and a variety of rice calces.
Savour the juicy fruits a wide variety of mangoes, jackfruit,
cashew and bananas, which abound in this fertile land. And take
home memories as colourful and varied as your experiences